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of it that the "news of the world" was sacrificed in order to try and protect rebekah brooks' position at news international. but in effect rather than her being -- her departure being announced, "news of the world" was offered up as an alternative to try to deal with the whole thing. do you regret now making that decision? do you regret closing the "news of the world" to try and save rebekah brooks? in hindsight do you wish you'd accepted her resignation to start with, in order that that paper with a fine tradition could probably continue and all of the people who are now out of work could still be in work? >> i regret very much the fate of people who will not be able to find work. the two decisions were totally unrelated. absolutely and totally unrelated. >> so when you came into the u.k. and said your priority was rebekah brooks -- >> i'm not sure i did say that. i was quoted as saying that. i walked outside my flat and had about 20 microphones stuck in my mouth so i'm not sure what i said. >> so you were misquoted? >> i'm not saying that. i just don't remember. >> i'm sorry, mr. chairman.
willing to compromise. today in "new york times," conservative columnist david brooks wrote, quote, if responsible republicans don't take control, independents will conclude republican fanaticism caused this default. they will conclude that republicans are not fit to govern, and they will be right. end of quote. an "usa today" editorial says negotiating with republicans over taxes has become as futile as trying to bargain with the taliban over whether girls should be allowed to attend school. joining me now, senator sherrod brown. senator, how are you today? >> good, reverend sharpton. i liked your line about obama care and romney. pretty good. >> let me ask you, what did you think of the president's statement today? >> i was actually on an airplane during part of that, but i've listened to your comments and read about it, talked about it with people. he's right. the democrats have compromised already. we have made major cuts, proposals of major cuts in many things that we don't really want to cut. they have not been willing to take away tax breaks from oil company, they have not b
was that a lie? or just you telling another kind of lie? let's go to something you may like. david brooks, a conservative, is he something -- >> brooks a conservative? >> well, everybody thinks so -- >> that's the funniest one i've heard today. >> let me give you another like. brooks says the gop is willing to alienate atate 80% of voter commit political suicide because of its faith in the power of tax policy? that's funny to you? you think david brooks is a liberal now? >> he amuses me to no end. he's not a serious conservative. people on the far left spectrum thinks david is a serious conservative. running on reducing government, not increasing taxes, guess what? the republicans took control of the house of representatives by historic majorities in 2010 and came close to taking the senate back from a history low. so, you know, hey, let's bat this one up? >> why did they back up today? why did you say that john boehner ought to resign as speaker? you. i mean, if they did all of this -- >> i do want boehner to resign. >> if they did these historic moves last year, you said boehner should
" newspaper which at the time was led by rebecca brooks. they gained information that his son had cystic fibrosis. it was only known by a small group of individuals and was somehow leaked to "the sun." they heard of these allegations and want more information. the "sun" stands by its reporting and the means they got the information. >> is george michael being called into these hearings, as well, because of some meeting he had with rebecca brooks? >> reporter: well george michael, interestingly, popped up a bit because he has been tweeting on this issue. he is being called in to scotland yard as part of their investigation to answer some questions. that's because he said that rebecca brooks, he said this in a tweet, rebecca brooks told him almost all the information that appeared in the tabloid was given to them by the police. he went on in a later tweet and talked about the fact that most likely the police are getting quite a bit of money for coming up with these tips. the investigation continues and is widening. in an effort to do something that is exhaustive this time they are checking
international rebecca brooks will be there. a summons came from parliament and it was communicated through prime minister cameron's office today. did rupert and james bow to that pressure? it is interesting because -- >> first they said they were not going to go. is that right? ? then all of a sudden after the formal request came, that's when they turned around and 1ed they would. at first they said they weren't going next tuesday. >> they would. it is interesting to look at time line of what's been happening on the u.s. regulatory side along side what is going on here in britain. we have senators coming out and saying that department of justice and sec should be launching an inquiry. we have representative peter king should launch an inquiry, which we know now is happening. a lot of that came out last night. some is coming to fruition. because rupert and james murdoch were were here, if they were summoned, they could not resist that. this is the country where he runs those media assets in question. but yet he would be required to show his face in the u.s. so, the common disdense of those two ac
afford. now if republicans don't buy that, as david brooks said nothing in the new york times, they are idiots. they don't know how to govern. they won. they ought to take this deal. >> mr. brooks, conservative columnists, is saying come on. you are marginalizing yourself. can't even you even hear from your own people that ideal logically agreed with the republican line. >> well, look, reverend sharpton, you showed some polls a minute ago that showed 70 or 8 30ers don't agree with republican owns this or that or the other thing. if the republicans are standing up for their convictions and beliefs against the tide of public opinion, it may be political courage an political decision. i don't agree that brooks is a great conservative, al. i think i'm known as a conservative. but let me talk about bill's points. you mentioned yourself, al, let's go back to bush rates. you are talking about raising taxes. we don't believe when the economy, when guys are out of work, 16% of our labor force is underemployed or unemployed, do you hammer the private economy. one more point. you mention
. >>> we could see key figures testifying in the uk scanical. rebekah brooks has agreed to testify in front of parliamentary committee next week. this morning summonses issues for rupert murdoch and son james. they've so far refused to appear before the committee. all of this comes as murdoch's news corp. takes another hit. it has pulled out of a $12 billion bid to buy full control of broadcaster bskyb. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london with the latest. now it stands nine people having been arrested. what do we know about the latest person taken into custody? >> thomas, the sixth is neil wallace, deputy editor from 2003 to 2007 at "news of the world" when andy coolsulson was editord he served as prime minister cameron's spokesperson so there's been a lot of interest around him and it does seem like the investigation right now is focusing around that time in the "news of the world" and the activities that went on then. it raises interesting questions about rebekah brooks also the editor of the paper, whether or not she could be brought in with allegation, criminal allegations against he
to our long time producer brooke bra brauer who is moving ton be a producer. more politics ahead with al sharpton. >>> a wake-up call for the econ kon my. it is about jobs, not cuts. we know the republican agenda is driving the economy off the cliff. and now is the time to change the conversation in washington. and debt fight dubbed president obama have a secret plan to get a deal? >>> plus, michele bachmann's attempt to go main stream is over. her sickening true colors came out today. >>> and murdock's mess, his phone-hacking scandal deepens. can he survive it? what does itean for fox news? >>> welcome to the show. tonight's lead, we need to stop having the wrong conversation on jobs. the new jobs numbers came out today. and they are good. unemployment hit 9.2%. and if we needed any more proof, here it is again. the republican approach of tax cuts and huge spending cuts is all wrong. we democrats are doing what you wanted. but this jobs report swwake-up call. there is not a singed jobs bill since they took power and they block the president at every turn. >> the debate here in washingto
are refusing to play along. joining me is republican congressman mo brooks from alabama, a tea party freshman, an original co-sponsor of the cut, cap and balance bill. congressman, this bill is being debated on the floor now. it would roll back spending to 1966 levels, i believe. it's so extreme that even the ryan budget would be unconstitutional, and it protects tax cuts for the rich and corporations. how is that a balanced approach, if your view? >> i respectfully disagree with your characterization of it. quite frankly, in fy-12, all it cuts is roughly 11.5 billion dollars. that means it's only addressing 7% of the problem in fy-12. we would all like to spend money on programs, but in order to do that you have to have the money in hand. >> no question about it, congressman. >> we simply do not have the money to spend on all the things -- >> i think you're doing a great job of telling us the budget, but why don't you answer my question. how do you protect the rich and corporations in the bill and call that shared sacrifice or balanced approach? >> well, i disagree with your characterization
night, congressman i think his name is brooks, michele bachmann certainly, who actually don't believe that a vote against raising the deficit is going to cause much of a problem. i don't know where they're getting their information from. i think they exist on another planet. and they worry me. it's one thing to have kind of a tactical game plan. it's not great to play chicken, it's a problem certainly for the country. but if you don't believe in reality, then you really are a threat to the nation. >> right now, though, on capitol hill, sir, members of the congressional black, hispanic and asian caucus are holding a news conference. there's a peek at it on how default will affect minorities. will those communities be hurt the most in your estimation? >> i don't think they'll be hurt the most. everybody is going to be hurt. certainly a lot of black, hispanic and minority communities simply because of the way the economy is organized, you've got a lot of people who are unemployed, disproportion natalerpgportion e disproportionately. unemployment checks that can't go out will hurt them ce
people like brooks was saying, do this now and i think you have seen a president say i've gone as far as i can go. now you will walk out and leave me standing at at altar again, we have got to just stop it. the time has run out. how do you respond to that that. >> let me respond to joe madison too for heaven sakes. >> joe says we can't do it in six months because three months are wastes on the holidays. spt isn't six months better than one week if we are facing default? >> pat, listen to moody's. listen to sandard and poor's. the market will not take six months. they need more confidence than that. give it up. >> let the congressman have the last word. >> look, the republicans are under an illusion if they with one form of government. let bane irwork out whatever he can work out with harry reid. he is going to end up with a deal that none of the republicans can vote for in the house. he should proceed with the agreement, with the president. >> if you do that congressman, you'll default if you do that. >> we're not afraid of any boogie man, pat. >> what happens at the white house tomor
. of course among those ten arrests you mentioned, the latest high profile arrest was rebekah brooks, the chief of the british media holdings. she said it came as a complete surprise when she showed up at a prearranged appointment with police on sunday and was subsequently held and questioned for nine hours before being released on bail. now, in all of this, thomas, pressure continues to mount obviously on the murdock family. they're expected to appear tomorrow before the parliamentary committee and on british prime minister david cameron. he's currently in south africa today. he addressed briefly the phone hacking scandal. and in what he had to say he was clearly standing his ground. let's take a listen. >> what the government wants to do here is what i think the whole country wants to do, which is to make sure we sort out this issue, we have a proper police investigation, a proper inquiry into what went wrong at news international and news of the world and proper arrangements for the future, so that the contact between journalists and politicians is far more transparent than it is
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